MUNTI LAUNCHES R-18 PROGRAM, REQUIRES 18-YEAR-OLD RESIDENTS TO ATTEND ORIENTATION

LAUNCHING OF R-18 IN MUNTI: Mayor Jaime Fresnedi leads the launching of Responsible-18 Fair in Muntinlupa inviting all 18-year-old residents of the city last March 5 at Muntinlupa Sports Complex. All Muntinlupa City residents turning 18 years old every year are now required to participate in the celebration of their adulthood through the passing of a local ordinance. Participants joined a series of lectures on legal briefer, career, values formation, mental health, gender and development, and among others.


All Muntinlupa City residents turning 18 years old every year are now required to participate in the celebration of their adulthood through the passing of a local ordinance.

The Muntinlupa City Council has approved Ordinance 19-038 establishing the month of February as Responsible-18 Month. The ordinance aims to welcome, celebrate, empower, and educate residents who reached the age of 18 of their civil rights and responsibilities to nation building.

The local government launches the first R-18 Fair on March 5 at Muntinlupa Sports Complex inviting all “Mun-teens” born on 2002. With the constraints on event organizing due to health advisories on corona virus, the program was moved from February to March.

Participants joined a series of lectures with topics including Legal Rights, Gender and Development, Mental Health Awareness, and Responsible Use of Social Media, among others.

18-year-old residents were also oriented on their rights and obligations such as the right to vote, the right to enter contracts, the right to obtain regular drivers licenses and the responsibility to be accountable for their own actions.

Qualified students were excused from school activities while out-of-school youth were highly encouraged to attend the program.

Mayor Jaime Fresnedi extended his support to this initiative and encouraged all 18-year-old residents to participate in the annual fair. The local exec hopes that the program will enable the youth to become active civic leaders facilitating the city’s progress and development.

*Source: Public Information Office